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With competition for positions as stiff as it is, early-career researchers need be on the lookout for any edge up they can muster. So, how about a sharp, succinct, standout CV?

"The distinctions between a lengthy, technical CV and a snappy résumé can make a big difference in a job search," Nature's Karen Kaplan says. Noting international stylistic inconsistencies — chiefly, that 'CV' and 'résumé' are generally synonymous in the UK and European Union, whereas in the US and Canada, CVs are comprehensive while résumés are concise — Kaplan says its important that early-career researchers understand their intended audience when documenting their credentials.

"Applicants can ensure that they are prepared for any eventuality by keeping multiple versions of résumés and CVs," she says. "In all countries, it is likely that the first viewer of an industrial application will not be a scientist, so an applicant's résumé (in the US) or CV (in the UK and EU) should be peppered liberally with words and phrases mined from the advert."

The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.